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Title Out of the box : the rise of sneaker culture / contributors, Jeremy Scott and 17 others.

Published New York, NY : Skira Rizzoli Publications Inc. : American Federation of Arts : Bata Shoe Museum , 2015.
©2015.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  391.41309 OUT    AVAILABLE
Physical description 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 31 cm
regular print
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Forewords -- Introduction -- Out of the box: the rise of sneaker culture / Elizabeth Semmelhack -- Interviews / Dee Wells with Tinker Hatfield & Eric Avar -- Kicks on ice: saving your sneakers.
Summary A groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Out of the Box showcases sneakers, from the mid-nineteenth century to sports performance breakthroughs, to present-day cultural icons. Drawn from the collection of the Bata Shoe Museum and significant private collectors, museums, and archives-including adidas AG, Converse Archives, Kosow Sneaker Museum, Nike Archives, Northampton Museums and Art Gallery, and Reebok Archives-this selection is richly contextualized with interviews and essays by design innovators, sneaker collectors, and cultural historians, creating a backdrop of the technical innovation, fashion trends, social history, and marketing campaigns that shaped the form over the past two centuries. Out of the Box includes sneakers ranging from an 1860 spiked running shoe, a pair of 1936 track shoes, Air Jordans I-XX3, the original Air Force 1, and early Adidas Superstars to contemporary sneakers by prominent figures including Damien Hirst, Jeremy Scott, Jeff Staple, and Kanye West. The book also highlights sneakers and prototype drawings that span the career of Nike sneaker design legend Tinker Hatfield, making this the definitive illustrated history of sneaker culture.
Notes "Published on the occasion of the traveling version of the exhibition, Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, co-organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum"--Page 254.
Other author Semmelhack, Elizabeth, 1963- Out of the box.
Wells, Dee, interviewer.
Bata Shoe Museum Foundation, sponsoring body.
American Federation of Arts, sponsoring body.
Subject Sneakers -- History -- Exhibitions.
Sneakers -- Social aspects -- Exhibitions.
Variant Title Rise of sneaker culture.
ISBN 9780847846603 (hardback)